Daily Archives: February 11, 2016

Fr Z recalls Pope Benedict’s abdication

From Fr Z’s Blog: On this dark day in 2013, Pope Benedict XVI announced that he was to resign his office at Bishop of Rome.  He would step down on 28 February. He announced to a hastily assembled consistory of Cardinals and … Continue reading

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Penance: requested by Heaven and hated by the world

Today is the feast day of Our Lady of Lourdes. In 1858 the Immaculate Virgin Mary appeared to Bernadette Soubirous, near Lourdes in France, in the cavern called “de Massabielle.” Through this poor, fourteen-year-old girl, Mary calls on sinners to … Continue reading

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